Alejandro Fuentes has Doctor of Law (2012) degree in Comparative and European Legal Studies and a master’s degree (2006) in European and Transnational Law (LL.M) from the University of Trento, Italy.
He is a lawyer, international legal consultant and a senior researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, specialising in the area of international and regional systems of human rights protection, cultural diversity and identity, groups, minority and indigenous people rights. He also is a frequent lecturer in the Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, where he directs the Advanced Human Rights and Human Rights and Cultural Diversity courses.
In addition, he has extensive experience in developing and implementing international programmes aimed to strengthen institutional capacities of judicial authorities and academic institutions, especially in the field of human rights applied research. Outside of the European Union (EU), he has been teaching, training and implementing developing programmes in different countries and regions around the world, including the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the Easter African Community (EAC), Turkey, Belarus, Italy, Argentina, etc.
Dr. Fuentes started his career in the Judicial Power of the Province of Córdoba (Arg.), where he worked for seven years as a judge’s assistance. He fluently speaks English, Spanish, Italian and French and he has elementary comand of Swedish. He is an Argentinian and Italian national.